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by Gary Earl Ross

Free eBook Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit download ISBN: 0981707041
Author: Gary Earl Ross
Publisher: Full Court Press (June 1, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 302
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1915 mb
Size FLAC: 1933 mb
Rating: 4.9
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Blackbird Rising: A Novel of the American Spirit by. Gary Earl Ross.

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At the dawn of the 20th Century, the first city lit by electricity-Buffalo, New York-hosts a dazzling World's Fair to showcase America's march into the future. Unknown to organizers, the bold grandsons of a runaway slave plan to conquer the sky during a fateful presidential visit. They intend to show the world that nothing is more powerful than mankind's oldest dreams-flight and freedom-meeting imagination in an age of possibility.
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(On June 17th 2015, nine people were shot dead in a church in Charleston, S.C.. The shooter was a young man who claimed that he was motivated by ethnic prejudice.)

Though it was first published six years ago, my reading of Gary Earl Ross' BLACKBIRD RISING: A Novel of the American Spirit bracketed that tragic incident.

The book opens in dramatic fashion before it settles down to relate an American story of family, entrepreneurship, inventiveness, courage, and yes, racism. Set in the early years of the last century, it is the story of two brothers, the descendants of African slaves, who invent and fly an airplane before the Wright brothers.

It is easy to lose sight of the fact that this is a work of fiction. The author does a splendid job of recreating the zeitgeist and of weaving fact into his fiction. Characters stand out in bold relief against the rich, tragic tapestry of life in the American city of Buffalo New York, in the early 1900s.

Race is destiny, trumping love, intelligence and humanity. But in spite of the bitterness, this is a determinedly hopeful story.

(Then between June 22nd and June 29th 2015, seven Southern black churches were burned. The seventh was the same church that had been burned to the ground by KKK members in 1995. According to several official reports, the fires may have been accidental, although at least three have been confirmed arsons.)

So in the end, this book acquaints present reality with the historic lessons we haven't learned.

We live in interesting times and this novel suggests that our only hope lies in the humanity of our response to the brutality we must confront.
Wafi
Gary Earl Ross has gifted us with a gripping novel that plucks the heart strings of America. The story is a tale of several families; a) the antecedents of a former slave, b) a wealthy, humanistically-inclined industrialist, and c) well-known physician in a small town. Of particular note is playwright-author Ross's skill at character development among the large cast of his book.

The physician falls stupidly in love with an African-American maid; the black family has a scientific-genius son of great inventive potential; and, the gorgeous maid is too wise and mature to welcome the affection of the physician as she believes it will destroy both of them. The plot that engages the many strains of thought among these characters blossom with the scientific genius's planning and building an airplane, more developed than that of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, an invention the African American family believe will bring great credit to the negro community throughout the nation.

The industrialist man supports, with money and resources, the invention. The gorgeous maid rejects the physician, and the entire African American community gather around (through the bonding membership in their church) to support in secrecy their coming glorification of their race. Author Ross's considerable skill at character development is so powerful the reader is taken inside the mind and emotions of each of the players - leading us to understand and fear the conflicts.

Picture then a disgruntled government employee who sets out to destroy the major plans for aircraft invention throughout the country. Add to that the destruction and killing of a watchman at the construction site for Blackbird Rising. In a subplot, the town is the site of the turn of the century New York Exposition (an affair that also limits colored people to menial labor at the exposition) and where resident William McKinley is to speak and ultimately assassinated.

In the jam of these many interests, the reader is led into scenes of skullduggery about the aeroplane, the assassination of president, and the murder of night watchmen and arson in the barn where the plane is being built. Author Ross's descriptions of these scenes compete with the scariest work of Stephen King.

In all, "Blackbird Rising" is more than just a nail-biting thriller, which it surely is. The characterization of the many voices, the profound look at American spirit, good and evil, and the conflicting forces growing in the new nation in the beginning of its second century offer us an opportunity to reflect upon our society with its multicultural differences. "Blackbird Rising" is certain to feed your spirit, too. Make it a next read on your shelf.
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This was an interesting account of historical fiction based on fact.
This was a novel about the turn of the century of a free black family.
The educating of a black man in the old south that resulted in him running underground to freedom. His determination to break away from the tyranny and determent of slavery was the beginning of a heritage of successful, educated people.
There were many great blacks who progressed in a white society without bitterness nor a racist attitude. If we could all learn from past mistakes and all move forward as brothers and sisters, what a divine word this would be.
This was quite well written and worthy of Book Club reviews and discussion.
Conjulhala
In Blackbird Rising, Gary Earl Ross transcends his character's role of "chronicler" and soars alongside the best of America's storytellers. He combines history and suspense to weave an exciting tale that informs and inspires. Truly a novel of the American spirit, this story is about us all--from where we came, why we stayed, our desires, dreams, loves, losses--and who we are today. Terrific!
Hellblade
An original, interesting concept, but first half of the book is pretty slow going. Hard to keep the characters straight at times since they seem very two dimensional.
Ygglune
Undecided
Brajind
This is a novel idea mixing the invention of the aeroplane, the assassination of a president . Great stuff from an author I only knew from his Edgar Award for a mystery play.